Two's company: teachers get insights into cloning

Posted by pt91 at Dec 23, 2011 02:15 PM |
GENIE runs successful course for post-16 science teachers

GENIE, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in Genetics, and the East Midlands Science Learning Centre collaborated with Edvotek Europe Ltd (The Biotechnology Education Company®) to host a one-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course "Clone that Gene!" on 30 November.

GENIE staff developed and ran this CPD course, which was specifically designed for post-16 Science teachers and technicians wishing to acquire practical experience of gene cloning and the necessary information and resources to re-produce these techniques within their classroom. The course was attended by both teachers and technicians (including one international delegate), and provided experience of cutting edge laboratory techniques and examples of educational resources created by GENIE.

The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive with all rating their experience as "very good". Teachers' comments included: “Worth coming from Thailand for” and “Excellent course that has enhanced my knowledge and ability to teach this topic. Brilliant”.

The GENIE CETL plans to build on this success with additional CPD courses for post-16 Science teachers. Moreover, the "Clone that Gene!" CPD course will be run again in Summer 2012.

For more information about GENIE CPD courses please contact Dr Cas Kramer, GENIE Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator (

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